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04-22-24, 03:27 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Britain in one image!

Britain in one image!
04-20-24, 06:39 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Possibly the nicest weather yet this year for a...

Possibly the nicest weather yet this year for a ride over Bowland Knotts, past Stocks Reservoir and back over Cross of Greet....
02-26-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By esasjl

Outrigger bearings...

Outrigger bearings (https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?t=138926) can help here. A 10x20x5 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150220557919) works for 10 mm axles and SunTour Winner Pro freewheel with...
01-06-24, 07:51 AM
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Posted By esasjl

The last six months have been the wettest in the...

The last six months have been the wettest in the UK since record began in 1890. It looks like we are now set for a dry period, looking forward to it!
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12-26-23, 04:11 AM
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Posted By esasjl

After five very wet and windy days this morning...

After five very wet and windy days this morning was dry, bright and relatively calm. Three Peaks from Bowland Knotts....
12-11-23, 12:02 PM
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Posted By esasjl

First calm, dry day for a while. Taking a short...

First calm, dry day for a while. Taking a short stop at Dry Rigg Quarry.
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10-25-23, 05:02 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Lovely autumn morning! ...

Lovely autumn morning!

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10-14-23, 08:42 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Bright and cool this morning. Hoping to get home...

Bright and cool this morning. Hoping to get home before the rain showers arrive.

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10-01-23, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By esasjl

I think three figure frame numbers are pre-79....

I think three figure frame numbers are pre-79. The info is on the web somewhere but not sure where. This (https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/206627/) may be useful.
09-30-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By esasjl

Very nice CR. I've not had any problems with...

Very nice CR. I've not had any problems with Aerothans across a number of sizes. The plastic valve stems have been fine.
09-21-23, 03:36 AM
Replies: 212
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Posted By esasjl

Getting the right gearing setup for your...

Getting the right gearing setup for your individual circumstances is important to how enjoyable cycling can be. I'm getting old, tubbyer than I'd like to be and insufficient leisure time to get...
09-18-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,105
Posted By esasjl

I have to fess up to doing this. Seems to work OK...

I have to fess up to doing this. Seems to work OK for me but point taken. I guess an M5 helicoil could be installed to update both clamps and bosses?
09-14-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By esasjl

I've switched from butyl to TPU in 26, 28, 30, 44...

I've switched from butyl to TPU in 26, 28, 30, 44 and 54 mm tyres across a range of surfaces from tarmac to, as nicely put above, MTB-lite. Pressures from the online calculator ...
09-13-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,356
Posted By esasjl

The Simplex Retrofriction mechanism is a...

The Simplex Retrofriction mechanism is a favorite. I have a mint set of the coke spoon version for admiring, a set shifting 3x7...
09-06-23, 04:50 AM
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Posted By esasjl

I find myself in Malvern for a few days and the...

I find myself in Malvern for a few days and the Malvern Hills Trust MTB trails (https://www.malvernhills.org.uk/visiting/cycling/mountain-bike-trails/) looked interesting to ride with the all-road...
08-29-23, 03:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By esasjl

Maybe we should appreciate what is left of...

Maybe we should appreciate what is left of insect/arachnid life while it is still here. We might miss it when it's gone.
08-16-23, 04:22 AM
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Posted By esasjl

A rare calm, dry, and sunny morning in Yorkshire....

A rare calm, dry, and sunny morning in Yorkshire.

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08-08-23, 04:02 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Clear, cool, sunny morning in Yorkshire. ...

Clear, cool, sunny morning in Yorkshire.

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08-03-23, 10:21 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Upper Ribblesdale, Yorkshire, UK.

Upper Ribblesdale, Yorkshire, UK.
08-03-23, 05:44 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Grand morning! Even stayed nice enough to hang...

Grand morning! Even stayed nice enough to hang out the laundry.

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07-31-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,101
Posted By esasjl

The jargon is often a barrier. I think there are...

The jargon is often a barrier. I think there are two factors, energy loss in deforming the tyre system (hysteresis) and energy loss in deforming the bike (probably small) and the rider (probably...
07-24-23, 05:07 AM
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Posted By esasjl

First dryish day for some time. Good to get out...

First dryish day for some time. Good to get out even if only for an hour or so.
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06-17-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By esasjl

I'll show a little love for this later generation...

I'll show a little love for this later generation of Gitane. Mine's a '94 Leader frame (SLX) built up with parts I like to cope with my very hilly local terrain. You can squeeze in 28 mm tyres....
Forum: Touring
06-03-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By esasjl

I've not used RTPs for touring but like them a...

I've not used RTPs for touring but like them a lot for all-road use. I replaced my last set with Humptys which are just as good on hard surfaces and much better on soft ground. I've not had puncture...
06-01-23, 05:26 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 21,988
Posted By esasjl

I've used both but all my bikes seem to have...

I've used both but all my bikes seem to have friction shift (up to 3x10), most DT all of which are Simplex retrofriction. I'm happy and folk should use whatever works best for them.
03-04-23, 03:41 AM
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Posted By esasjl

HF will dissolve silicates.

HF will dissolve silicates.
03-02-23, 12:53 PM
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Views: 2,290
Posted By esasjl

My touring double is a 46-26. It's fine going 46...

My touring double is a 46-26. It's fine going 46 to 26 but is prone to shedding the chain outside the 46 on upshifts if there is any chain tension. Shifts with weight have to be very well timed. I've...
03-01-23, 05:44 AM
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Views: 2,713
Posted By esasjl

Doesn't look like Birmingham to me.

Doesn't look like Birmingham to me.
02-02-23, 03:43 AM
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Views: 6,781
Posted By esasjl

I'm fortunate in getting very few punctures (less...

I'm fortunate in getting very few punctures (less than one a year) which reduces my rationale for tubeless. My most used setup has Humptulips Ridge with TPU tubes (Mavic D521/Shimano wheels); as...
02-01-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,781
Posted By esasjl

I've not tried tubeless as it seems a lot of...

I've not tried tubeless as it seems a lot of hassle, but TPU tubes are easily as good a latex and stay inflated. Very happy with Aerothan tubes in compass/RH/Grand Bois from 26-622 to 54-559.
01-05-23, 09:19 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Decathlon 'Speeder' that originally had Sachs...

Decathlon 'Speeder' that originally had Sachs parts with Wolber GTX2 rims....
12-13-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 17,823
Posted By esasjl

There are two bikes I'd really like to have. One...

There are two bikes I'd really like to have. One is a Tony Oliver 753 ATB tourer and the other is an Oregon Outback Rene Herse. If either are ever available I'll not be able to afford them, but, like...
12-07-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,399
Posted By esasjl

Laser tools thin wall plug socket set ...

Laser tools thin wall plug socket set
https://www.lasertools.co.uk/Product/7295/Thin-Wall-Spark-Plug-Socket-Set-3-8-inch-drive-3pc
the 16mm (O.D 20.82mm) fits my Stronglight 106/7 with a 16mm Zeus...
12-05-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 84,752
Posted By esasjl

Verago ATB (lugged SP/SPX). ...

Verago ATB (lugged SP/SPX).
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Chas Roberts (fillet brazed 531c).
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11-19-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,285
Posted By esasjl

Gipiemme-branded Simplex Retrofriction in Delrin....

Gipiemme-branded Simplex Retrofriction in Delrin. Currently shifting 3 (48-36-24) x10 (11-40) on my ATB.
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10-15-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,165
Posted By esasjl

The trouble here is picking one! My bikes all...

The trouble here is picking one! My bikes all have at least 34t large sprockets so long cages are a requirement, but my list would include:
Campagnolo Comp Triple (the same derailleur seems to have...
10-13-22, 04:23 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Perfect autumn day today, cool, calm, clear....

Perfect autumn day today, cool, calm, clear. Skipped work for a couple of hours physical and mental wellbeing. Refreshment stop at Dry Rigg Quarry with view of Pen-y-ghent....
09-16-22, 01:42 PM
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Posted By esasjl

Regular out and back to Stocks Reservoir. Bright,...

Regular out and back to Stocks Reservoir. Bright, clear weather today, but autumn chill is here. The leaves will be falling soon.
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09-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,160
Posted By esasjl

I'm not adding anything but I'd suspect stiction...

I'm not adding anything but I'd suspect stiction somewhere in the rotor/hub interface as the pads deform the rotor. The spokes just resonate in response. Maybe remove rotors and adaptors from the...
07-28-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7,515
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Posted By esasjl

I've posted this Verago before, but also updated....

I've posted this Verago before, but also updated. 'Vintage drop bar MTB' has, overall, become my favorite bike type, it will do almost anything better than it should do....
07-13-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,403
Posted By esasjl

Wheels I've built myself have the axles set (cup...

Wheels I've built myself have the axles set (cup and cone) so that the chain (small sprocket on freewheel) runs as close as possible to the DS seat stay. This, and an offset rim, helps to reduce...
07-08-22, 02:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,822
Posted By esasjl

It's you bike and you should build it up so that...

It's you bike and you should build it up so that it works for you in all respects. I've been enjoying the drivetrain photos so here are a couple more; 3x7 Gitane and 3x6...
06-29-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,120
Posted By esasjl

The master link is 0.5 in the +1 of the...

The master link is 0.5 in the +1 of the calculation. All the above approaches work but testing big-big in the stand is critical.
06-17-22, 04:02 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Hot today. View into Lancashire from Bowland...

Hot today. View into Lancashire from Bowland Knotts with Gitane.
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06-13-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,872
Posted By esasjl

Two of my bikes (ATB/expedition/26") are 10-speed...

Two of my bikes (ATB/expedition/26") are 10-speed cassettes used in a hilly area (up to 25%) with little in the way of flat road. My cassette of choice is Shimano's 11-42 (M4100) that I find has a...
06-02-22, 06:21 AM
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Posted By esasjl

A ride in the Bowland Fells on the Gitane for the...

A ride in the Bowland Fells on the Gitane for the Platinum Jubilee.
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05-19-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21,835
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Posted By esasjl

Two views of Pen-y-ghent. First from Long Scar...

Two views of Pen-y-ghent. First from Long Scar Cairn on the drop-bar ATB....
05-17-22, 08:06 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Bowland Knotts today. The pull up from Stocks...

Bowland Knotts today. The pull up from Stocks needed tea and a fig roll before the descent to Keasden....
05-14-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 26,520
Posted By esasjl

1994 Gitane 'Leader' SLX. ...

1994 Gitane 'Leader' SLX.
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1990 Verago mix of SPX and SP....
05-04-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,081
Posted By esasjl

I'm afraid I'd be using 'gurly' ratios, but I did...

I'm afraid I'd be using 'gurly' ratios, but I did have a Renault 12 estate like the one pictured.
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